Countries of Origin
United States of America (the); Unknown; Russian Federation (the); Switzerland; India
Picture a raspberry at its peak ripeness. Robust. Almost red... but not quite. It's the quintessential deep, dark pink. That's bixbite. This ultra-rare, red gemstone is a member of the beryl family and a "sibling" stone to aquamarine and emerald. It has been incorrectly called the "red emerald". It is NOT an emerald, and we believe it's misleading to use that term for it. It is bixbite, named for the man who discovered it in 1904, Maynard Bixby. It's the rarest member of the beryl family and was discovered in the United States, which remains the only significant source of natural bixbite. Unfortunately, bixbite is so rare it's prohibitively expensive. That's why lab-created bixbite is a welcome addition to the options available to us. Lab-created bixbite has all the color that put natural bixbite on the map. And, because we make it in a lab, it's practically perfect in every way.
More About Bixbite
Although bixbite is a relative newcomer to the gem world, those who believe in the metaphysical properties of stones say that it may add harmony to relationships and enhance creativity. There's no scientific evidence that supports those beliefs, but we believe that it can add a harmonious tone to a relationship when given as a gift of love.
This page was created on June 27, 2014.
This page was last edited on October 24, 2019.